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 http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0115-08.htm

As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize -- or do not want to recognize -- that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This vast network of American bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire -- an empire of bases with its own geography not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order.

Our military deploys well over half a million soldiers, spies, technicians, teachers, dependents, and civilian contractors in other nations. To dominate the oceans and seas of the world, we are creating some thirteen naval task forces built around aircraft carriers whose names sum up our martial heritage -- Kitty Hawk, Constellation, Enterprise, John F. Kennedy, Nimitz, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Vinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, John C. Stennis, Harry S. Truman, and Ronald Reagan. We operate numerous secret bases outside our territory to monitor what the people of the world, including our own citizens, are saying, faxing, or e-mailing to one another.

by on Jul. 7, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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Je_Jette_Poo
by Member on Jul. 7, 2009 at 8:39 PM

 

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Of course, if you see nothing wrong with Occupation, that is a different story

    Occupation.  We are not controlling EVER foreign country we have military bases in. 

We have alot of influence though, and in alot of countries that we occupy, our MPs patrol some of the streets. Not the countries in "war" either.

   Influence is not control.  Streets leading up to the base, probably. But not just randomly patrolling streets.

This.


Well, alot of the bases in Europe, for example, are split into parts throughout a city, meaning the city/cities are between the parts of the bases. So the base kinda circles the cities, is that really necessary?

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